The Hobbit – The Battle Of The Five Armies

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The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. As he succumbs to dragon-sickness, the King Under the Mountain, Thorin Oakenshield, sacrifices friendship and honour in his search for the legendary Arkenstone. Unable to help Thorin see reason,  Bilbo is driven to make a desperate and dangerous choice, not knowing that even greater perils lie ahead. An ancient enemy has returned to Middle-earth. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends as five great armies go to war …

Fantasy, starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Aidan Turner, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Ryan Gage, Sylvester McCoy, Stephen Fry, James Nesbitt and the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch.

As I said last year, I love how Peter Jackson adapted Tolkien’s novel for children in an epic and magnificent saga. I was never bored and felt dread for the tragic ending. As expected I cried, not only for the dead, but for remembering as thirteen years ago I went and watch ‘The Fellowship Of The Ring’ being sure that I would never read Tolkien’s books … Not only I have read The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit, but I enjoyed them and would recommend them to everyone as classics from the creator of Fantasy. Without Tolkien we wouldn’t have George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire’s saga. As a conclusion I will say thank you to Tolkien for being so imaginative and to Peter Jackson for giving us two spectacular and emotional trilogies.

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The Hobbit : The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.

Fantasy, starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Aidan Turner, Lee Pace, Sylvester McCoy, Stephen Fry and the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch.

I’ve read Tolkien’s novel after watching the first part of Peter Jackson’s trilogy a year ago. I know Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and him added a lot as they did earlier with the Lord of the Rings. But I don’t care, I love it as it is. There’s action, drama and humour. Benedict Cumberbatch’s Smaug is the star in this second part. It was spectacular and I’m looking forward to watching the conclusion next year. I already know that I will have tears in my eyes as I had in 2003 when I watched The Return Of the King.